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 on: July 03, 2022, 08:09:22 AM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Ric Gillespie
What's interesting to me is how Lindbergh's individual success somehow became America's success. He was a private citizen engaged in a financially-motivated commercial venture with funding from some PR-conscious St. Louis businessmen. Before the flight he was "The Flying Fool" but, upon landing in Paris, he was "The Lone Eagle" and "The Eagle of the USA" as if the national bird had come down off the great seal and flown the Atlantic - the embodiment of American exceptionalism. His post-flight fame (and wealth) was bolstered by the prompt publication of his autobiography "We", written in longhand during his voyage back to New York aboard USS Memphis and published under a contract with G.P. Putnam's Sons negotiated by - you guessed it - George Palmer Putnam.  The next year, Putnam repeated the wildly successful formula by sending a female Lindbergh look-alike across the pond, followed by a New York ticker tape parade, and a book.

 on: July 03, 2022, 06:49:45 AM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Jeff Lange
Such a interesting step back 100 years in time to hear those songs- such simpler times and minds and as Ric states about the patriotism of the second song. Oh how our world has advanced in many ways, yet in some perhaps not so much!

 on: July 02, 2022, 08:41:00 AM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Ric Gillespie
It's interesting that The Lost French Flyers was popular on the Cape Shore before the Plane in the Pond was connected to the White Bird.
The intense American patriotism expressed in Lindberg - The Hero of the USA would not appeal to Newfoundlanders.

 on: July 02, 2022, 08:31:41 AM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Ric Gillespie
Thanks Karen.  I had the impression the poem/song was written there in Newfoundland and unknown elsewhere, but it was one of two songs about transatlantic flyers featured on country singer Vernon Dalhart's album "Lindberg (sic), The Hero of the USA"

 on: July 01, 2022, 08:03:44 PM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Karen Hoy
Has everyone listened to this Youtube video of Vernon Dalhart singing "The Lost French Flyers"?

Expedition Unknown was great.  So is the TIGHAR Channel presentation.

Looking forward to updates,
Karen Hoy #2610CR

 on: June 27, 2022, 10:01:39 PM 
Started by Denise Kelsey - Last post by Denise Kelsey
My question is how/why did Elgen Long have Itasca radio dispatches?  I thought those would be at Purdue, or in an archive somewhere?

 on: June 27, 2022, 09:45:32 PM 
Started by Denise Kelsey - Last post by Denise Kelsey
From The Daily Beast article:
"... (a) book by Joe Klaas that claimed Amelia Earhart was alive and living in Monroe, New Jersey, as Mrs. Guy Bolam: Her life had been bartered by Japan so Emperor Hirohito would not be tried as a war criminal. A photo of Amelia in a kimono was included as part of Klaas's evidence, captioned: 'Amelia Earhart being served in a Japanese tearoom.' "

 on: June 27, 2022, 01:17:13 PM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Don Yee
Watched the episode and enjoyed it. Of all the "mystery" shows I think the Expedition Unknown crew tries to portray an honest discussion of the topics (and seldom seriously delves into the paranormal, aliens, and conspiracy theories). I am wondering how any of the crash/explosion debris could be under those large rocks. You'd think that the engine would just be laying other there somewhere unless it sunk into the muck. I wish I had some time to come help. This sounds like quite the adventure!
Good luck,

 on: June 27, 2022, 05:40:26 AM 
Started by Denise Kelsey - Last post by Jeff Lange
I believe Denise let a bit of sarcasm slip through with her description of the kimono. Visit the link for a more appropriate description of it, and the other items. Quite interesting! But I won't be bidding just yet......

 on: June 26, 2022, 06:59:08 PM 
Started by Denise Kelsey - Last post by Christian Stock
I wonder if any of the conspiracy wackadoodles ever Questioned how her kimono got back to the United States.

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